Staff Strengthening for the Growth Initiatives of ifb group

As of January 1, 2021, ifb group strengthened its management team with three new partners and added Sven Ludwig to the newly created position of Senior Advisor Governance, Risk Management & Compliance.

New Partners in the Management of ifb group: Philipp Montwill, Marek Ristock and Julian Schweizer

Philipp Montwill, Marek Ristock and Julian Schweizer will join the ifb group management as partners in January 2021. All three are long-standing executives of ifb group and internationally experienced, multi-lingual experts for the business and technology transformation of financial and insurance companies. “Our new partners have made a significant contribution to the positive development of ifb group in recent years and have also achieved exceptional things, particularly in the wake of the pandemic. With their broad experience in both classic consulting and the management of fixed-price projects and application management services, they will drive the standardization of ifb's service portfolio, project execution and the design of new supply and operating models for financial and insurance companies.” comments Co-CEO Christian Moser.

Philipp Montwill: Driven by the Consulting Business in the Insurance Sector
Philipp Montwill has many years of experience in global financial transformation projects, focusing among other things on the functional and technical implementation of regulatory requirements. One of his core tasks will be to diversify and consolidate the consulting business in the insurance sector, “in particular by developing consulting products in the area of Finance & Risk.” he explains.

Julian Schweizer: Pacesetter and catalyst in the Field of standardized Consulting Services and Products
Julian Schweizer's competencies lie primarily in the areas of IFRS and Multi-GAAP Accounting Frameworks for Insurance and Banks as well as Finance Transformation and SAP for Insurance and Banks. Among other things, he will be responsible for establishing a global business unit for the development, distribution and maintenance of standardized consulting services and products.

Marek Ristock: Building Bridges between “Change the Bank” and “Run the Bank”
Marek Ristock is an expert in financial topics and the challenges of banking regulation. In addition to the expansion of specific consulting services in reporting on current (CRR 2) and future regulations (ESG, MiCa), he is responsible for integrative, BCBS 239-compliant finance and risk architectures, e.g. with SAP, OSX and Abacus360. His experience in managed services bridges Change the Bank to Run the Bank as well as remote consulting and shoring options.

Sven Ludwig: New Senior Advisor Governance, Risk Management & Compliance
Dr. Sven Ludwig has been supporting ifb group as Senior Advisor Governance, Risk Management & Compliance since January 1, 2021. In this newly created global role, Sven Ludwig will be responsible for the horizontally oriented function "Vision & Communication" to drive the expansion and growth initiatives of ifb group. With his international network and track record in developing sustainable growth strategies for financial companies, Sven Ludwig will expand ifb group's client base and help clients successfully shape their digital transformation with ifb group's core competencies. Sven Ludwig now has 20 years of experience in finance and technology companies. He spent the last 14 years at FISTM Global in leading positions, most recently as Strategy Director and Managing Director as well as Global Head of Subject Matter Experts and Advisory. Sven Ludwig studied macroeconomics at Bonn University and holds a PhD in “Mathematical Economics” from Bielefeld University. He is the author of numerous publications in the field of financial markets, risk management, regulation and technology.